BSI is committed to the principles and practices of the UN Global Compact. Accordingly, BSI will not tolerate any of the practices listed below, and will not do business with companies whose practices are based on, support, or encourage them.
Human Rights and Labor Abuses
Uncompensated working hours
Discriminatory wages and benefits
Career limitations based on race, gender, or sexual orientation
Restrictions on association and collective bargaining
Occupational safety hazards and/or lack of emergency response capability
Lack of industrial hygiene
Material toxicity without proper environmental and safety precautions
Irresponsible or wasteful use of raw materials
Disposal of non-biodegradable materials without recycling or treatment
Design of products without end of life considerations
Excessive greenhouse gas emissions
Disposal of polluted air or water without adequate treatment, reuse and/or recycling
Wasteful energy consumption
Destruction of natural wildlife habitats
- Engaging in business that presents conflicts of interest
- Accepting gifts in-kind that could influence business decisions
- Accepting bribes or kickbacks
- Distorting accounting or business records
- Disrespecting intellectual property and confidential information
- Ignoring or failing to report misconduct
BSI is committed to principles and practices of Social Accountability such as those embodied in the SA8000 standard. We will not tolerate any of the practices listed below, and will not do business with companies whose practices are based on, support, or encourage them.
Our Commitment to the Global Reporting Initiative
BSI is committed to the principles and practices of the Global Reporting Initiative, and has taken steps to begin reporting its own social and environmental performance.
We value sustainability. We pursue the goal of no harm to people, and we aim to protect the environment. We regularly measure, manage, and report in order to:
Minimize our carbon and environmental footprint as embodied in ISO 14001 and OHSAS18001 standards
Maximize our beneficial societal impact and minimize negative externalities as identified in the UN Global Compact and the SA8000 standard
Cultivate and develop human capital at all levels, consistent with the Investors in People initiative
This year we published our carbon footprint results as the first step in the direction of global reporting. Over time, we intend to expand our reporting to include social and human impact.